The piercing pain of headache, migraine, or any other ailment affects the body a lot. When drugs like paracetamol, ibuprofen, and aspirin cannot provide relief alone then you use solpadeine to overcome this pain.

Solpadeine is a potent painkiller that produces an effective response against acute or moderate pain. But you should know that it is for short-term use only.

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And this drug is for children of age 12 and above adults only. You should not give it to children below 12 at any cost. Moreover, breastfeeding and pregnant women are also not recommended to use it as a painkiller.

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This medication is for pain relief. What kind of pain can you cure? Here are the uses of Solpadeine:

·         To treat migraine

·         Effective in headache

·         To give relief during periods pain

·         To cure dental pain

·         Backache

·          For rheumatic pain relief

·          To treat Strains and sprains

·         To treat Sciatica

Some individuals experience side effects after using Solpadeine. These effects may vary from person to person but some common side effects are following:

·         Dry mouth

·         Skin rash

·         Nausea

·         Vomiting

·         Difficulty in urination

·         Constipation

·         Sweating

·         Dizziness

·         Skin rash

Solpadeine has a small amount of codeine in it which is an opiate. The codeine can cause drowsiness if taken in a large amount. If you feel sleepy while using Solpadeine you should avoid driving at first and also not operate machinery.

Codeine in solpadeine is addictive in nature and the body develops tolerance against it quickly. People using solpadeine can be dependent on it due to opiates present in it. But how can you become addicted to it? There are several ways that can cause addiction. Some of them are following:

·         You take it for some valid reason but eventually become prey to addiction

·         You seek a ‘high’ and take solpadeine to achieve this

·         You take solpadeine to suppress some feelings and disturbing thoughts

But many patients do not admit that they have become addicted to the drug. Then how can they come to know about their addiction?

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Signs of Solpadeine addiction

You can know about your addiction to solpadeine from the following signs and symptoms:

·         Overdosing of the drug to get a desired ‘high’

·         Experience withdrawal symptoms when you do not get your desired dose

·         Continual use of the drug despite being cured of the original ailment

·         Visiting chemists to get solpadeine

·         Manipulations with your doctor to get access to the drug

·         Hiding your drug consumption profile from others

·         Paying no attention to your personal hygiene

·         Isolation from people around you

Mixing of solpadeine and alcohol can put you at the risk of a variety of health problems. Codeine present in the solpadeine causes drowsiness, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Upon mixing with alcohol these effects exacerbate leading to dangerous situations.

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When you take on solpadeine after drinking alcohol, there are maximum chances that you will experience the side effects of mixing these two. The expected side of mixing solpadeine and alcohol are following:

·         Drowsiness

·         Difficulty in concentration

·         Feeling lightheaded

·         No proper judgment and thinking power

·         Faintness

·         Slow breathing

·         Low blood pressure

Doctors do not recommend taking solpadeine with alcohol. Because of addiction properties and side effects profile, it is necessary to avoid mixing these two drugs. But you can drink alcohol after a few hours of drinking alcohol. This will keep you safe from side effects.